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Balochistan budget to have Rs5.5bn for health insurance

SALEEM SHAHID QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan Alyani has said that Rs5.5 billion will be allocated in the next financial year’s budget for providing health insurance to people of the province. While announcing his priorities for the next year, he said on Sunday that an interest-free loan scheme would also be introduced for establishing small businesses. He said the provincial government would give priority to the development schemes which benefited the people directly. The chief minister said that Rs2bn would be earmarked for Balochistan Enterprise Development, Rs2bn for Support Fund for Persons with Disabilities and Rs3bn for Government Employees Housing Fund. CM promises interest-free loan for small businesses He said the government had decided to set aside Rs3bn for Balochistan Pension Fund, Rs2bn for Public Endowment Fund, Rs500 million as welfare fund and another Rs500m for women’s economic empowerment. “We have planned to introduce an interest-free loan scheme b

Hindu traders in Pakistan's Balochistan receive threats

ANI |  Updated:  Jun 07, 2021 08:39 IST Balochistan  [Pakistan], June 7 (ANI): The  Hindu traders  and  shopkeepers  in Pakistan's  Balochistan  province are receiving life threats by unidentified men after the killing of a businessman, Ashok Kumar. Hindu trader Kumar was murdered last week after assailants opened fire at him in the  Wadh market  in  Khuzdar district , The Express Tribune reported. According to the Pakistani newspaper, unidentified men affixed pamphlets in the market and on signboards of the National Highway on Saturday in which they threatened the local  Hindu traders  of serious consequences, if they allowed female customers to enter their shops. The pamphlets were posted in the town after the killing of Kumar, who was reportedly assassinated after declining extortion money. Pakistan's traders have been staging a demonstration against the killing of Kumar. Protesting against the pace of the investigation process and threatening pamphlets, members of trader as

Pakistan’s various sectors ready to receive CPEC benefits

ISLAMABAD: Economic experts claimed that Pakistan’s various sectors are ready to receive maximum benefits from China-Pakistan Economic Corridor ( CPEC)  project. According to political economists, many sectors will benefit from the project. In addition to the economic corridor, CPEC in Pakistan will include energy projects, infrastructure development, industrialization, and the expansion and improvement of Gwadar Port. The project has great potentials for Pakistan in both economic and regional domains. They said that the goal of CPEC is both to transform Pakistan’s economy—by modernizing its road, rail, air, and energy transportation systems—and to connect the deep-sea Pakistani ports of Gwadar and Karachi to China’s Xinjiang province and beyond by overland routes. Expert Nasreen Khalid said that the features of CPEC included integrated Transport & IT systems including Road, Rail, Port, Air, and Data Communication Channels, Energy Cooperation, Spatial Layout, Functional Zones, Indu

AIOU establishes Regional Campus at Gwadar

Allama Iqbal Open University has recently completed the construction of Regional Campus at Gwadar and Prof Dr Zia Ul- Qayyum, Vice Chancellor, AIOU has congratulated the people of the Baluchistan province in general and people of Gwadar in particular on completion of this uniquely customized building of regional campus. The newly constructed campus is expected to be inaugurated next month. The campus has all the facilities to meet the needs of ever changing dynamic and technology oriented modern educational system. The newly constructed building has the state-of-the-art computer laboratory which is equipped with latest technology. Moreover, it has a library well stocked with invaluable educational resources and reference books in addition to conference halls and lecture rooms. The students of this region will utilize computer laboratory to accomplish their academic tasks free of cost. He, further added that AIOU not only provides fee concession and scholarships but also provides free o